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    forest fires, earthquakes and now Coastal erosion. California is also the World’s IT capital where all the famous companies like Google, Facebook, Apple etc are located. Many Indians migrate to california for jobs. California coast is also an EMERGENT coast as its coastline is increasing yearly. CALIFORNIA’s COASTAL REGION California's Coastal Region is along the west side of the state and it is longer than 800 miles or 1287 kilometers .California has two natural bays they are San…

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    1492 Holy Cross

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    In 1492,after Christopher columbus brought back news of what he called the new the world (north america ,south America, and central america), The spanish government was eager to explore the land further. Holy Cross Catholic Church first began as one of the 21 California missions: La Exaltacion de la Santa Cruz, giving its name to the city and county. We continue to grow, with a mission for the 21st century.Holy Cross reaches out to its own, its youth and pre-school children, its elderly; and…

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    Alcatraz Prison

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    some of the country’s worst criminals. While claiming to never have an inmate escape, numerous attempts were made by John Paul Scott, Darl Lee Parker, and Joseph Bowers but failed. Theodore Cole and Ralph Roe also fled, but after jumping in the San Francisco Bay they were never seen again. It was assumed that the two men drowned and their bodies were swept away due to severe weather conditions. One of the most famous cases of escaping involves Frank Morris and brothers John Anglin and Clarence…

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    Age Of Adaline Essay

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    Directed by Lee Toland Krieger, Age of Adaline is an enchanting film of a woman, who in 1937 mysteriously stops aging after a tragic accident causing her to live a lonely life for the fear of revealing her secret; however, the plot is implausible because of its circumstances. Adeline Bowman was born on New Years Day in 1908, got married, had a child, and became widowed at a young age when her husband had an accident at work. Her daughter rapidly approached the age of 29, the same age that…

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    significance to my family and me, as well as a large amount of Asian-Americans living in the Bay Area. Angel Island is an island in San Francisco Bay just east of Tiburon. There are hiking trails around its mountain, Mount Caroline Livermore, as well as beaches and a variety of natural plants. In order to reach the island, one needs to take a ferry from San Francisco or Tiburon. Although Angel Island is beautiful today, it doesn’t have such a pretty past. Around the early 20th century, Angel…

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    Large brown with gold lettering. Given to me by my grandmother, this book unconsciously started me down the path of my fascination of geography. One of the first pages in the book was a fold out that had illustrations of all the world 's flags of the time. I started by finding out about the countries countries that I thought had the coolest flags, eventually I made it a goal to memorize all of the flags in the book. While I was trying to memorize all of the flags I began to feel shocked with…

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    California Winter Effects

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    Studies show that in the 2011-2012 winter season, the state of California received nearly 300 inches less snowfall than it did the previous winter. While many of California’s dry winters are a direct result of ridges off of the west coast, climatologists suggest the drop in precipitation during the 2011-2012 winter was due to below average sea surface temperatures, or La Niña (Seager et al.). La Niña is the result of cooling sea surface temperatures that lead to an overall temperature of the…

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    stuff like San Francisco. So did I like nostalgic cities and towns. From the spectacular Golden Gate Bridge, to the bustling harbor and houses with fancy old architectural looks along with the busy modern shopping centers. I loved San Francisco, a city of cheerful nostalgia. Just as, in 1989, a horrific earthquake, named Loma Prieta ruined the famous Embarcadero freeway and devastated the two-storey ramp leading to the Golden Gate Bridge, highways 101 and 880 from the city of Oakland, San…

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    carpenter building a sawmill for John Sutter on the American River. Both men agreed to keep the treasure a secret to protect their land, but newspaper and store owner Sam Brannon caught wind of the discovery. He walked up and down the streets of San Francisco with a small vial of gold telling people he had found it in the American River. By the end of 1849, less than two years after the discovery of gold, more than 80,000 people had flocked to California. In the following years, fortune hunters…

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    bank, as well as express lines and credit cards. These add on options were what the company needed to satisfy customer’s needs, with the hopes in showing that they always strive to keep it convenient for the customer. Going from just one bank in San Francisco, by 1923 it managed to serve the entire west, jumping ahead to 1980’s, when Wells Fargo finally became within the top 10 largest banks in the nation, ranking at number 7, it shows the great accomplishments this company has been a part of.…

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